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Some temporary workers much more likely to get hurt on the job — new Washington safety requirements aim to change that

A first-of-its-kind law, requested by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee this week, will...Read More

OFM sends letter to Hobbs outlining “areas of concern” in transportation package

David Schumacher, Director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM), sent a letter to Sen. Steve Hobbs (D – Lake Stevens) indicating which provisions in...Read More

Access to billions in federal funding a key distinction between broadband bills

Bob Hunter has been at the Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) for 35 years, and he knows when to strike while the iron is hot....Read More

Washington State passes law establishing 2030 target for phasing out gasoline vehicles

The Washington State legislature has passed groundbreaking legislation that sets a target for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in...Read More

Morning Wire: Cap gains, Emergency powers, US Rep. Kim Schrier

We are at day 95 of the session, with essentially no talk of a special session. It wasn’t that long ago that it seemed like...Read More

Job posting for congressional campaign says female staffers must “demonstrate their commitment” before getting hired

Former Nascar driver Jerrod Sessler is one week into his campaign to unseat Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA – 4), but he is already apologizing. Sessler...Read More

Bill expanding access to Paid Family and Medical Leave wins final passage

A bill that will expand Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) to employees who lost coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic is headed to Governor...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Working Families Tax Credit, US Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Today is day 93 of the 105-day legislative session. For such an abnormal period of time, with most of the session activities conducted virtually, this...Read More

One on One with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers serves as Ranking Member on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. Energy and Commerce has the broadest jurisdiction in Congress...Read More

What health funding is buried in the legislature’s competing budgets

In the Washington State legislature, both the House and Senate have passed their versions of the 2021-2023 biennium Operating Budgets. Legislators are now beginning negotiations...Read More